Our Instruments :The Organ

The organ of Grace Church on-the-Hill is a three-manual and pedal instrument by Casavant Freres, 1926. The instrument was a gift to Grace Church from Robert Charles Matthews, P.C. Casavant made additions and tonal revisions in 1960.

 

In 1979, Richard Valentine Porritt made a generous donation to the Church for repairs to the organ, or its replacement. By 1997, when the Church was about to undergo a major renaissance, it was determined that the organ console required replacement. This project was completed by R. A. Denton of Hamilton, Ontario, thanks to the generosity of the Porritt family.

Extensive repairs, additions, and tonal re-visions deemed necessary in 2004-5. This rebuilding of the organ was a gift given ot the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the lives of Ruth and John McCarthy, and dedicated on November 20, 2005. The work was done by Andrew Mead of Mead Musical Services.Tonal design and voicing was done by Thomas A. Fitches.

 

 
Organ Stoplist


 

Great Organ (61 notes)

Swell Organ (61 notes)

16

Contra Bass
(Extended from Pedal)

8Geigen Principal

8Diapason8Stopped Diapason

8Bourdon8Viola da Gamba

8Open Flute8Voix Celeste

4Octave4Geigen Octave

4Koppel Flöte4Klein Gedeckt

2 2/3Cornet III2 2/3Sesquialtera II

2Fifteenth2Octavin

2Block Flute1Plein Jeu IV

2 2/3Grande Fourniture IV (Extended from Pedal)16Fagot

1 1/3Fourniture IV8Trompette

8Trumpet8Oboe

8Bombarde (Ch)8Voix Humaine

 

4Clairion


Tremulant

 

Zimbelstern

 

Choir Organ (61 Notes)

Pedal Organ (32 notes)

8Rohrflöte32Sub Bourdon (electronic)

8Gemshorn16Diapason

4Dolce Flute16Contra Bass

4Spitz Principal16Bourdon

2Italian Principal16Open Wood (electronic)

1 1/3Quinte8Principal

1Sifflöte8Stopped Diapason

8Bombarde4Choral Bass

8Clarinet2 2/3Fourniture IV


Tremulant32Bombardon (electronic)


Chimes16Trombone


16Fagot (Sw)


8Trompette

 

Couplers

 

Gt/PedSw/GtSw/ChChoir unison off

Gt/Ped 4’Sw/Gt 4’Sw/Ch 4’Gt/Gt 4’

Sw/PedSw/Gt 16’Sw/Ch 16’Great unison off

Sw/ped 4’Ch/GtGt/ChSw/Sw 4’

Ch/PedCh/Gt 4’Ch/Ch 4’Sw/Sw 16’

Ch/Ped 4’Ch/Gt 16’Ch/Ch 16’Swell unison off

 

Piston action

 

6Swell thumb pistons, reversible Sw/Ped

6Great thumb pistons, reversible Gt/Ped, Sw/Gt, Ch/Gt6

Choir thumb pistons, reversible Ch/Ped, Sw/Ch

6Pedal thumb and toe pistons

8General thumb and toe pistons


Ped/Gt Comb thumb piston


Gt/Ch xfer thumb piston


Ped Sub Bourdon 32 thumb piston

 

Reversible Full Organ thumb and toe piston


Reversible Gt/Ped toe piston


Swell, Choir, and Crescendo pedals


32 levels of memory

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